Please tell us about the history of your band and it's members.
Obscene Entity is comprised of three members of a previous band formed over 7 years ago. It all started during a conversation at a bus stop between the drummer and an ex-guitarist and went from there, members have come and gone, but essentially the core members remain.
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
I would describe our style as just Death metal, thats not to say it's just straight up traditional, as a whole we all have wide and eclectic tastes so we like to think that comes through a lot. predominantly the old school death metal, and early grindcore scene is where the roots are. To name actual bands, Morbid Angel, Fear Factory, Carcass, Death, Decapitated, but thats just a small list of what we individually draw from, as people our tastes are always changing and finding new things and that will probably always find a way to creep through, but essentially old school Death metal will be the foundation the style is built upon.
why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
I'd say because we are a proper blood, sweat and tears band, there's no false pretences, we make what we do, because we love music, and strive to write songs that would appeal and grasp like-minded people. We don't sit around meticulously focusing on our image, it's just raw old school death metal to get the blood pumping. Because of our wide tastes, i like to think there's something in our material for every kind of metalhead.
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media
The song your hearing is from our first release, it's our self-titled E.P. it contains material we have had both old and new that we felt would be a good introduction to what we are about. So far the reaction has been resoundingly good, we were really happy with the production and peoples responses have echoed that. So far the feedback from most people with all sorts of tastes of metal have been positive, so we are doing our best to capitalize on that.
Do you play live as well? hows your live activity so far?
Pretty good, last year we kept generally local and around south-east England with a steady stream of gigs, toward the end of the year we had the pleasure of opening for Napalm Death and being main support for Anaal Nathrakh, so we are going to do our best to keep that momentum up as both were great experiences.
What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
I think that's determinable by what they think of our recordings and live shows. There are a lot of good bands in the u.k. but there are very few doing stuff with the vibe we have to the level we do, it's a product of graft. The live shows we always give all, and do what we can to leave a hard hitting impression upon people. We want to be familiar but not necessarily typecast regarding anything about us from the music to our presentation. I think that way we can keep it fresh and reach more people, from their standpoint i would imagine that would be positive things.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
Everything. We want to focus bringing our shows to wider audiences and higher profile shows, accumulating material for future releases one of which could be expected to surface this year. We also want to get more media and merchandise and build upon the general flavour of the band, seeming as we are technically pretty new, it's all building blocks to bigger things. We are seeking label interest for a full-length album that is currently in pre-production. So as much as is physically possible.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
You can find our E.P. available to stream and download for free from Bandcamp and Soundcloud right now, if people want a physical copy it is available to order from our facebook page, all you have to do is type Obscene Entity into the search engines to find out anything about us you need to know. And hopefully we will see you in the pit at a live show!